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  • The town is most interesting and its impressive museum is located inside the community center, a building constructed during the 1920s

    • by DawnMichel
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      After visiting British Columbia, I was easily talked into further exploring the great Northern portion of Canada suggesting we (me and my traveling companion) traverse into the area of the Yukon.

      The area is basically a northerly shot up from Whitehorse—Whitehorse being situated north of British Columbia. Stewart Crossing remains the gateway to the region known as the Silver Trail and within its boundaries there are three communities and one of these communities was Keno City. Keno City derives its name from the popular game generally associated with the gaming industry.

      The place to visit while in


      this part of the north is the Keno City Mining Museum. After all, the area historically was a sojourn to prospectors during the 19th century and although remote provides its visitors with a great deal of cultural detail with regard to the bygone era of silver and gold mining.

      You will find the town of Keno City a mere 60 kilometers past Mayo. You come upon Keno City after traveling down a very neat gravel road.

      The town is most interesting and its impressive museum is located inside the community center, a building constructed during the ...


      • 1920s. The name of the building is Jackson Hall. You wouldn’t expect the degree of historical/cultural insight(s) presented in such low populated (remote) districts such as Keno City or for that matter its bigger sister city of Mayo. Especially, since Keno City has a total residential populous of 15.

        The Keno City Mining Museum does a very good job of chronicling one hundred years of silver and mining history.

        They offer a terrific collection of old-fashioned photographs showing life, as it was within a gold and silver mining town. The photos depict the earliest days of

        life on the Northern frontier. Pictorial representations are further explained with the accompaniment of mining tools, equipment and other assorted memorabilia; therefore, the entire exhibit is very informative.

        Additionally, there is a gift shop and my favorite kind: devoted to the work of local artisans (of the Yukon). Here is a good place to buy a “cherished” souvenir.

        You will want to ask for a brochure providing details as to the Keno City Walking Tour. I’ve provided their website herein in order that you may acquire further information (if you wish). The web address is: http://www.kenocity.info/museum.htm.




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